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Novartis Pharmaceuticals Reviews

Updated August 18, 2017
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  • Work-life balance may be an issue - the pace is very high (in 40 reviews)

  • No work life balance and lack of promotion opportunity (in 10 reviews)

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  1. "Great benefits - a lot of beaurocracy"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Novartis Pharmaceuticals full-time

    Pros

    time off, benefits, campus amenities

    Cons

    many layers and limited promotion opportunities


  2. "Working with the HR Group"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Recruiter
    Former Employee - Recruiter
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Novartis Pharmaceuticals full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Individuals are all team players... great to work with

    Cons

    take too much on themselves should allow managers more latitude

    Advice to Management

    keep up the good work

  3. "Senior Sales Representative"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Benefits, salary, district team memebers

    Cons

    Micro Managed, poor formulary, uncertain job future


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Excellent company to work. Inclusion and diversity."

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Miami, FL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Miami, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Novartis Pharmaceuticals full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good training programs in place, to optimize your skills and potentials .

    Cons

    Large company, difficult to make a name for yourself


  5. "Director, Marketing"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Novartis Pharmaceuticals full-time

    Pros

    Good pay, challenging work, healthy environment

    Cons

    Large=Complexity and Sometimes complexity slows down progress, Quick to change management and structure often.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Sales Consultant"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Consultant in Las Vegas, NV
    Former Employee - Sales Consultant in Las Vegas, NV
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Novartis Pharmaceuticals part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    tried to promote a good job environment

    Cons

    No new medicines in the pipeline


  7. "Review"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Investigator II in East Hanover, NJ
    Current Employee - Investigator II in East Hanover, NJ
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Novartis Pharmaceuticals full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Strong patient- and science-focused environment.

    Cons

    Large company, easy to feel small or lost.

    Advice to Management

    Demonstrate/share the efficacy of internal people-building systems.

  8. "Quality Engineer"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Novartis Pharmaceuticals full-time

    Pros

    Good Company to work for!

    Cons

    No cons for this company!

    Advice to Management

    None


  9. "Corporate review"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Novartis Pharmaceuticals full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    It is a large Pharmaceutical company. They have many opportunities available if you want to relocate.

    Cons

    Management is not receptive to new thinking. All major decisions are made in Basel.

    Advice to Management

    None


  10. "Change change change!"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Novartis Pharmaceuticals full-time

    Pros

    Allows me to work from home, left alone to know when needed in office, good number and diverse restaurants, 3 gyms, child care and primary health care on site. Site improved so very pedestrian friendly.

    Cons

    Constant change within the organisation from the design to those in leadership positions to rumours of more and more change all the while it is business as usual - oh and replacement of major IT systems are being rolled out in parallel. Feels there is no real long term strategy, just short term thinking and immediate requests to make changes happen stretching the workforce more and more, just to meet a short term target.

    Advice to Management

    Simplify and go back to basics and appreciate the value in those you have - a smooth and successful department doesn't mean its workforce is easily replaced.


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